The Lighthouses and Wales Trail

They light up the way of the sea, they cheer up the road for hitchhikers.  Research workers dedicate themselves body and souls for them, travelers swoon over them. The lighthouse route and the whales: for all those who know how to appreciate the beauty of the seas.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Montreal

    Montreal Pick-up your vehicle and discover beautiful Montreal.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 2 La Malbaie - Charlevoix Region

    La Malbaie - Charlevoix Region You will travel down the St-Lawrence River on one of the most beautiful roads in Quebec. (B in STD)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 3 Baie Comeau

    Baie Comeau Spend the night in the Pointe-des-Monts area which is famous for its magnificent lighthouse!

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 4 Havre-St-Pierre

    Havre-St-Pierre The Mingan area offers you its amazing monolithic rocks. (B in STD) (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 5 Sept-Îles

    Sept-Îles Discover Sept-Iles. Its archipelago and its charming inhabitants. (B in STD) (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 6 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Gaspésie Park

    Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Gaspésie Park It’s now time to take the ferry to cross the majestic St-Lawrence River. Welcome to the legendary Gaspe Peninsula.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 7 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Gaspésie Park

    Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Gaspésie Park According to local hearsay, this region has the best shrimps in the world. Don’t miss this occasion to taste them.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 8 Gaspé

    Gaspé Live the experience of the unique Forillon National Park.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 9 Gaspé

    Gaspé It was here that Jacques Cartier took possession of the land in 1534 in the name of Francois 1st! (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 10 Percé

    Percé Don’t forget your camera for the famous Perce Rock which poses for posterity! (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 11 Bonaventure

    Bonaventure The Baie des Chaleurs welcomes you! (B in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 12 Rimouski

    Rimouski A region with the reputation of having some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 13 Rivière-du-Loup

    Rivière-du-Loup Live the fabulous experience of a night in the house of the lighthouse keeper. (D in STD) (D in SUP)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 14 Quebec City

    Quebec City Discover beautiful Quebec City. (B in STD day 14) (B in SUP day 14)

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 15 Quebec City

    Quebec City Enjoy one more day in Quebec.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 16 Montreal

    Montreal Returning to Montreal, it’s up to you to discover all the other attractions of this vibrant city.

    Accommodation: Hotel, inn or B&B (Depending on the accommodation chosen)

  • Day 17 Return flight

    Return flight Drop-off your vehicle before your return flight. (B in STD)

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

The cost includes:


· Ferry between Cote-Nord and Gaspesie area (day 6)
· Ferry to île du Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie (day 13)
· 16 nights accommodation (1 night in the lighthouse guardian house)
· 6 meals in STD or 7 meals in SUP (see abbreviations, please note that continental breakfasts are included in B&B accommodation)
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· The personalized roadbook   (OPTION: 70$ cdn)
· Air travel
· Car rental (see www.iglobe-trotter.com)
· Personal expenses
· Drinks (excluding coffee and tea with meals included)
· Private bathroom for B&B accommodation

Practical info